The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is pleased to announce that the following grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:

SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM (SVPP)

NOW OPEN:

The FY21 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) is open and will close on June 22, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.

*Important: Certain registration requirements must be completed earlier.
The deadline for applicants to register for Grants.gov and submit an SF-424 via Grants.gov is June 15, 2021.

GRANTS.GOV APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

JUSTGRANTS APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)


Eligibility

Applications for SVPP must be submitted by a state, unit of local government (city, county, township, etc.), or its public agencies (state agencies and units of local government agencies such as, county or city public school systems, public boards of education, independent school districts, police departments, sheriff’s departments), or Indian tribes. Recipients of SVPP funding must use funding for the benefit of K-12, primary and secondary schools and students.

Per the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures in and around K-12 (primary and secondary) schools and school grounds:

  • “Coordination with law enforcement”
  • “Training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence against others and self”
  • “Metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures”
  • “Technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency”
  • “Any other measure that the COPS Office determines may provide a significant improvement in security”

 

More details are available through the COPS SVPP webpage.


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